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Clean Up Crislip Arcade

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Saint Petersburg Preservation is excited to tell you that we’re making progress with the Crislip Arcade in downtown St. Petersburg!

We’ve worked with the owner and with the City of St. Petersburg, J Allan Studios, and Pinstripe Marketing to find a way to clean up and revitalize this prominent stretch of Central Avenue, between 6th and 7tth Streets.

The owner has agreed to let us clean up the arcade and storefronts – sweep, paint, and generally make the place look a lot better. In exchange he will be offering five-year leases at low rates. There are already about 11 organizations on the lease waiting list, including [email protected]

This is a big step in having the Crislip recognized as an important structure, and hopefully everyone will soon see it as a contributing structure from St. Pete’s history that’s worth saving.

Cleanup day is Saturday, July 11th from 8a on. We need painters, sweepers, cleaners, movers, and shakers to help us revitalize the Crislip Arcade area.

Please check out where you can register to volunteer and give a donation for water and supplies.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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